Saturday, February 25, 2006

Anoushka talks to Little India magazine

She is a beautiful image of Ravi Shankar, but there is a lot more
to Anoushka Shankar than just being her father’s daughter.

A musician who excels both at the sitar and the piano, a writer,
and actress, Anoushka recently launched a new album, Rise,
written, produced and arranged by her, which was nominated
for the Grammies in the contemporary world music section.

In an exclusive interview with Little India’s Kavita Chhibber,
Anoushka Shankar talks about her life, her music, George Harrison,
the negative stories in the press splashed by her mother’s
ex husband, her sister Norah Jones' relationship with the Shankars,
and much more.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Anoushka at the Grammy Awards

Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of legendary sitar virtuoso
Ravi Shankar, performs on the sitar at the start of the
pre-telecast at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in
Los Angeles February 8, 2006.
REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

Link to Grammy slideshow at Yahoo


"Can you really argue with an unbelievable looking mohawk
and a silver jacket?"

-Adam Levine, Maroon 5

Sly Stone, the J.D. Salinger of funk, was drawn out of seclusion by
a Grammys tribute.

Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the reclusive pioneer of a hugely influential
soul-rock-funk fusion made his first major public appearance since Jan. 12, 1993,
when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sporting a giant blond Mohawk, dark shades and a silver,
purple-lined robe, Stone took the stage after a five-song
medley tribute that included John Legend, Joss Stone,
Maroon 5, from The Black Eyed Peas and
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Stone played "I Want to Take You Higher" behind a set of
keyboards with his old band, the Family Stone, appearing
uncertain and unaccustomed to the bright lights of the big event.
He kept his head bowed, declining to address the audience or
acknowledge the occasion.

He departed after just a few verses — leaving befuddlement in his wake.
Perhaps Dave Chappelle, who introduced Stone, had an inkling of the
task facing the legend.

"The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back,"
said Chappelle, who famously abandoned his hit Comedy Central show.

Link to Yahoo coverage

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Fingertips at the Guinness World Records

"He already holds several national and international
records for completing 133 palm push-ups in a
819 back-hand push-ups in one hour and
stomach crunches in one hour.

However, he is most proud of his Guinness record
for breaking three concrete slabs on his groin."

-BBC News article